Mangum pleads for reduced bond

Crystal Mangum's mug shot from her April 3, 2011 arrest.
November 1, 2011 3:20:30 PM PDT
Former Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum pleaded with a judge Tuesday to reduce her bond so she can spend time with her children.

Mangum is charged with murder in the stabbing death of boyfriend Reginald Daye, 46, back in April.

Police say she stabbed Daye during an argument. He died in a Durham hospital about 10 days later.

An autopsy says a knife punctured his left lung and damaged his diaphragm, stomach, colon, left kidney and spleen.

Mangum's bond is set at $200,000. Her attorney told a judge Tuesday that her children are not allowed to visit her in jail.

The judge declined to lower Mangum's bond, but said he would revisit it later.

The 32-year-old Mangum falsely accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of rape in 2006, and the district attorney who championed her case was later disbarred.

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